Severn Man Shot In Financial Dispute

Police beat

October 25, 1991

A 31-year-old Severn man was shot in the arm Wednesday night following an altercation about money.

David K. Sommerville, of the 600 block of Queenstown Road, was treated and released from Anne Arundel County General Hospital after doctors removed a bullet from his left arm.

Police say the argument started in the 900 block of Ritchie Highway in Severna Park, when a man approached Sommerville, demanding money he said Sommerville owed. Another man pulled a handgun.

Sommerville and the second man struggled with the gun, which discharged into the air. The first man retrieved a shotgun from his truck and fired it at Sommerville several times, hitting him once.

Police have a suspect in the shooting, but as of yesterday, had made no arrest.


A man with a knife held up a Subway sandwich shop Wednesday night, getting away with money from the cash drawer.

Police say the man walked into the restaurant in the 7900 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and asked for a soft drink.

While a clerk rang up the sale, the man took out a knife and jumped onto the counter. Police say the man reached into the cash drawer andtook the money.

The man then ran out of the store toward a McDonald's on Mountain Road and Route 648.

The suspect is described as awhite male in his early 30s, with a medium build with dark hair. He had a mustache and was wearinga dark blue shirt with an MGM logo and red sweat pants.


Police are searching for a man who robbed a Glen Burnie pharmacy Monday of an undetermined amount of money.

A police report says employees had seenthe man in and around the Rite Aid Sun Valley store many times before the 8:30 p.m. robbery.

Police say the man entered the store and got into line. When the cash drawer was open, the man shouted, "Don'tmove." He jumped onto the counter, grabbed $5 bills and ran out of the store.

He is described as a white male in his 20s with a beard,mustache and dark hair. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build, and was wearing a plaid blue shirt, a dark blue jacket, and white or off-white pants.


The following break-ins have been reported to county police:

Brooklyn Park:

5600 block of Ballman Avenue, Oct. 22; entry gained through basement door. Jewelry taken. Total loss: $3,320.

200 block of Audrey Avenue, Oct. 23; entry gained through front door. Items taken: undetermined. Total loss: unknown.

Glen Burnie:

1100 block of Cedarcliff Drive, Oct. 21; entry gained through rear kitchen window. VCR, stereo taken. Total loss: $2,370.

200 block of Second Avenue SW, Oct. 23; entry gained through side door of storage shed. Tools taken. Total loss: $505.

Northern Beach:

7000 block of Charlestown Avenue, Oct. 22; entry gained through garage. VCR taken. Total loss: $665.

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